Friday November 22, 2019

Pulling rank: Are Irish universities on the slide?

Ireland’s top universities fell dramatically in the latest round of global rankings. Should we be worried?

By Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

20th October, 2019

If you believe the latest round of global university rankings, Irish universities are on the slide. Last month, the Times Higher Education rankings – which rates all of the world’s top colleges and universities – released its latest edition. It proved sobering reading for many Irish third-level institutions.

Trinity College Dublin, consistently ranked the best university in Ireland, fell dramatically from 120th to 164th position, a drop that came swiftly after the latest...

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